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Surreal New Adventures and Absurd Vintage Moments by Paco Pomet

January 9, 2018

Christopher Jobson

…d historical documentation in his delightfully surreal oil paintings. While all of his paintings capture his unmistakable wit, many of the works seem to straddle a fine line between humor and horror. Using a monochrome base, Pomet selectively adds color to highlight the focal point of the narrative and to heighten the vintage, hand-colored photo aesthetic, while playing with elements of scale, and contemporary technology icons. Pomet lives and…

 

 



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New Surreal Oil Paintings That Subvert Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes by Paco Pomet

August 10, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

…s and vast historical landscapes in his surreal oil paintings, works that offer a subtle humor from their often grayscale palette. By rendering limbs as freakishly elongated tubes and adding touches of neon green and orange, Pomet brings his images of the past into the future, hinting at a post-apocalyptic realm where humans are forced to live beside the radioactive waste that has lead to their bodies’ defects. Pomet had his third solo…

 

 



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Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings

December 20, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…Artist Paco Pomet who lives and works in Grenada, Spain possesses a wonderfully bizarre sense of humor that manifests itself in each of his oil paintings which contain a strange or humorous visual twist. His subverted landscapes and portraits often borrow from sepia-toned photographs that look like historical documents or vintage vacation photos. Pomet opens his second solo show, Scapelands, at Richard Heller Gallery on January 11, 2014….

 

 



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A Peek Inside the Galleries and a Playlist of Short Films Showing at Banksy’s Dismaland

August 22, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…ull Lasserre) Damien Hirst Jimmy Cauty’s ADP installation / Photograph by Christopher Jobson for Colossal / Click for detail Embroidered cars by Severija Inčirauskaite-Kriaunevičiene / Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal Anatomical ceramics by Ronit Baranga Tattooed Porcelain Figures by Jessica Harrison / Top photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal Paco Pomet / Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal…

 

 



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Welcome to Dismaland: A First Look at Banksy’s New Art Exhibition Housed Inside a Dystopian Theme Park

August 20, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…ley, Bäst, and Espo. Banksy is also showing 10 artworks of his own. Dismaland features a cavalcade of artists featured here on Colossal over the last few years including pieces by Escif, Maskull Lasserre, Kate McDowell, Paco Pomet, Dietrich Wegner, Michael Beitz, Brock Davis, Ronit Baranga, and others. Here’s some text from the event’s official brochure: Are you looking for an alternative to the soulless sugar-coated banality of the…

 

 

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